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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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JuRobbo
Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A lovely cottage which provides all you need for a great holiday”
Reviewed 31 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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We have just taken our extended family, 7 plus dog to Ghillies for 1 week. It is an amazing cottage which provided all we needed. It is well equipped in all rooms. The kitchen had all we needed especially when cooking for 7 every night! All rooms were very warm and cosy and the accomodation has beautiful touches in every room. The upstairs bathroom was a firm favourite with the free standing bath to soak in after a day out walking or cycling at Drumlanrig it was a treat with a view too! We had plenty off road parking and good outdoor storgae for our bikes. You can tell a lot of thought and time has been spent on making Ghillies a home from home with that extra something! I An amazing and special family week. Thank you to Laura ( for being there if we needed her), and our lovely welcome on arrival, we will be back

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Liked best: The cottage and the location, good for outdoor activities
Liked least: Having to come home!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
1 Nov 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. I'm delighted that everyone enjoyed staying in the cottage and made the most of the walking and cycling in the area too. Much appreciated and I hope to welcome you back again to Ghillie's in the near future. Laura.
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Jacquelin...
North Shields, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed 24 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Wonderfully equipped roomy cottage. Absolute joy to stay here- we were a party of 4 adults and 4 children.Super garden with a barbecue and outside eating area which we made full use of when the weather allowed. Lovely scenery and walks nearby.Near to Thornhill which is a rather lovely village.

Perfect place to chill out.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Aug 2015
Fantastic to see you all out enjoying the barbeque! Really glad that you enjoyed your stay in Ghillie's Cottage. Please come back again in future and maybe have a full tour of the farm this time! Laura.
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Lindsay W
1 review
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 16 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My family stayed at the cottage for 3 nights and we didn't want to leave. A beautiful cottage in a stunning setting. We were lucky with the weather enabling us to BBQ on two evenings so it was perfect. Thanks so much to Laura for providing a lovely welcome hamper, two extra beds and just a beautiful and clean property. We hope to stay again.

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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
What a lovely review, thank you so much. It was great that the weather was good for your stay and that you had the chance to enjoy the garden. It's so nice to hear that you all had a good break. Once again thank you for taking time to review the cottage, it is much appreciated. Hope to see you back again! Laura.
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Elizabeth...
Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had a great week staying in this 5 star holiday cottage. The cottage was beautifully maintained, spotlessly clean with a kitchen containing everything you would need to self cater for a holiday. The bathroom was wonderful with a roll topped bath and there were plenty rooms for our two children to have a bedroom each.
There was plenty to do in the surrounding area with young children, from Drumlanrig Castle, Caerlaverock castle, Threave Castle, Castle Douglas, Wanlockhead Mining village, Robert Burns cottage and heritage trail, Mabie forest cycles tracks- the list is endless!!!
There were also several good places to eat a short drive away with the Buccleugh and Queensbury Arms in Thornhill getting a huge thumbs up from us!
The owners of the cottage, the Kirkpatrick's, were very prompt with helpful emails before we arrived and let us enjoy our week with no intrusion on our privacy yet we knew they were nearby should we run into problems. They even provided a luxury welcome hamper including some basic provisions after our long drive and also some chocolate and wine and flowers!
This is possibly the best Scottish holiday cottage we have rented as a family so far! We highly recommend it!!

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Liked best: The cleanliness and space
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
12 Aug 2015
I'm so glad you enjoyed staying at the cottage and enjoyed so many of the local attractions, there are a really good selection of things to do locally. Thank you so much for your kind words about the cottage, it is lovely to hear good feedback, much appreciated. We do hope we can welcome you all back in future. Laura.
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Mojo104
Innerleithen, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Cottage in the country”
Reviewed 8 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Stayed here with friends for a weekend. The cottage is lovely presented, beautiful decor and all the amenities you require for a lovely relaxing weekend. The owner is very helpful and will sort any problems quickly. We had food delivered from a local tearoom owner which was very good. Would definitely go back.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Jul 2015
Thank you very much for your review, much appreciated! Really glad you enjoyed a relaxing weekend and enjoyed the meals as well. It would be lovely to welcome you back again in future. Laura.
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